Shudder? Why's that? That's a big part of my hobby joy!
Too time consuming!
For example if I wanted to get anything off of a 5.25" floppy, I'd have to...
1) Disconnect my primary P-Box and unplug the 3.5" from it.
2) Hookup my secondary P-Box and plug the 3.5" into it.
3) Insert the diskette, copy the data to the 3.5" diskette.
4) Disconnect the secondary P-Box, remove the 3.5" drive.
5) Re-connect my primary P-Box and the 3.5" drive.
6) Copy the data from the 3.5" to the TIPI or Lotharek HxC.
Of course this after waiting who knows how long for the the U.S. Snail Mail to deliver the thing.
Now starting from a 3.5" would eliminate a bunch of steps, but it would be far easier, logical and practical to just download the thing and stuff it on the TIPI. That procedure would take less than a two minutes tops, and that would be if I was taking my sweet time, rather than a week or more futzing with a physical disk.
Sure, I know different people enjoy different aspects of the hobby, and I can understand the nostalgia of physical drives. While I like retro-computing with my TI, there are two things I PERSONALLY cannot abide:
1) Old, slow, clunky diskette drives.
2) Old fuzzy display technology.